Understanding the Differences of GFCI and AFCI outlets

Electricity is a marvel of the modern world. Most of us would experience a crisis if we had to adjust to life without electricity at home or work, especially since nearly every activity in our day-to-day lives depends on electricity, whether directly or indirectly. Fortunately, electricity in homes and businesses is much safer today than… Read more »

Certified Thermographic Inspections Offer Greater Insight

One of the most important things that sets the team at Pristine Inspections & Testing apart is our skills and knowledge when it comes to thermography. Every member of our inspection team is a Certified Residential Thermographer, CRT, but in case you aren’t familiar with this technology and how this science can aid in home… Read more »

Crawl Spaces – A Potentially Hidden Danger

The crawl space in your home has the potential for many unwanted issues, as this often unseen area can be a breeding ground for mold. The crawl spaces in many homes tend to have higher humidity levels then both the outside air and the air in the rest of your home, making them an excellent… Read more »

Attics, Ventilation and Mold

Mold growth is something every homeowner should be concerned about, but one of the problems with mold is that it can grow in so many different places. While you may be experiencing symptoms of mold inhalation, you may not be able to clearly identify mold as the problem. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to… Read more »

After Winter, Check Your Home Completely

Most homeowners spend time preparing their home for the winter, but many don’t think to check their home again once the season has come and gone. Maybe that’s because spring is a time for hope and new life, and you are starting to do outdoor activities and getting ready for summer. In most cases, there… Read more »

Spring Storms and Water Risks

The spring season ushers in the welcoming sights and smells of gorgeous flowers in bloom, a reprieve from the ice and snow following you around all winter and the chance to get outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. However, a large part of the season is spring storms that bring thunder, lightning and, most problematic, possible… Read more »

Get a Home Check Up With Us

Hiring an experienced home inspector to check out a property is not only useful when you’re thinking of buying a new house, but also when your current home hasn’t been inspected for quite some time. This is especially true when it comes to some of the less traveled areas of your property including the attic… Read more »

Lumber Liquidators’ Laminates Have an Elevated Cancer Risk

Whether you’re in the process of buying a new home or you’re happy with your current house, Pristine Inspections & Testing is here to make sure you live in a safe environment. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for potential threats to homeowners throughout the country that could affect you, like the recent revelations… Read more »

Polonium 210 – A Deadly Radon Byproduct

A British court revealed earlier this year that in 2006, Russian spies murdered former KGB operative Alexander Litvinenko using polonium-210. The story blew to massive proportions as Russian president Vladimir Putin said he “probably” approved the killing, showing the brutality and underhanded dealings of the Russian government, according to the Observer. As polonium-210 decays, it releases alpha… Read more »

January is National Radon Awareness Month

Radon is a radioactive gas that’s produced by the earth from naturally occurring uranium in the soil and water decaying over time. This gas is harmful to people when exposed to elevated levels over an extended period of time. In some areas in the country where radon levels are particularly high, however, the elevated levels… Read more »